Constanzia Hooker (MArch Architecture 2019)
Constanzia Hooker (MArch Architecture 2019)
JIng-Ying Su (MArch Architecture 2022)
JIng-Ying Su (MArch Architecture 2022)
Daniel Smith (MArch Architecture 2021)
Daniel Smith (MArch Architecture 2021)

Architecture

Architecture Philosophy

Jessy Slim (MArch Architecture 2021)

Photo: PD Rearick

Architecture Philosophy

Architecture Philosophy

A collaborative and cross-disciplinary setting to advance your existing practice or to discover a new approach

Architecture at Cranbrook supports individually directed studio-based research in architecture, urbanism, and related forms of spatial practice. Our model is designed to support expansive approaches to the field of architecture within the interdisciplinary context of a graduate art academy.

Together we explore architecture as a physical environment, collective experience, critical framework, material ecosystem, cultural construct, collaborative model, and social act. As a practice-based approach to teaching and learning, the studio is an active laboratory for exploring these and other perspectives through self-directed, project-based work.

Founded on a culture of making, the Architecture department is deeply invested in material experimentation as a catalyst for inventive design researchExploring ideas in this way also provides a critical framework to consider the material impacts of architecture within wider urban, social, industrial, and ecological contexts.

Architecture

Master of Architecture Overview

Architecture

Master of Architecture Overview

Coming Soon

LATITUDE

Architecture alumni exhibition for the 2022 Detroit Month of Design. Photo: PD Rearick

Coming Soon

Coming Soon

Cranbrook Architecture Project Office 

Cranbrook Architecture is embarking on the newest evolution of the program with the development of a project office for collaborative research, design, and making, focused on the city of Detroit. It will act as a platform for students, alumni, and collaborators to explore architectural practices to create sustainable urbanism.

Projects will frame speculative questions about the future of the city and support new models for architectural practice while serving as a resource to curate live projects, creative partnerships, and public conversations.

This initiative will not replace our deeply rooted structure of independently driven studio practice but help to develop and support our students beyond the walls of the Academy.

Student Work

Student Work
KEVIN CENDEJAS (MARCH ARCHITECTURE 2023)
Student Work
YI SHI (MARCH ARCHITECTURE 2023)
Student Work
Jing-Ying Su (MArch Architecture 2022)
Student Work
Daniel Smith (MArch Architecture 2021)
Student Work
Wade Meadors (MArch Architecture 2021). Photo: Mandy Moran.
Student Work
Kapish Cheema. 2019
Student Work
Zia Hooker, 2019
Student Work
Be Chiang, 2018
Student Work
Elise Dechard, 2017
Student Work
Emily Baker, 2012
Student Work
Cheryl Baxter, 2012
Student Work
Angela Carpenter, 2012
Student Work
Brian Lee, 2012
Student Work
Songho Haam, 2014
Student Work
Charlie O'Green
Architecture at Cranbrook

Self-initiating work through making combines the unlimited potential of ideas and imagination with the immediacy and grounded realities of material experiments